With the Ashes battle raging no more than 40 miles away and still two weeks to go before the end of the English county cricket season, it was nice to hear Glenn Hoddle come up with a term like " bonus point".
But, make no mistake about it, Hoddle's unwitting lapse into cricketing parlance was entirely fair.
A mere 11 minutes from time, Wolves were still on course to win this match and that would have been total robbery.
But, when Luton Town captain Kevin Nicholls slotted home from 18 yards to equalise Carl Cort's first-half opener, Hoddle had to be grateful for his "bonus point".
Maybe the Wolves boss ought now to be starting to worry about an away record that has seen his side pick up just three points this season out of a possible 12 on the road. That is in contrast to the 100 per cent record enjoyed at Molineux since March.
Having been given a highly uncomfortable afternoon by the Championship's new boys in their even more uncomfortable 100-year-old disgrace of a ground, Hoddle emphasised his positives afterwards. And he had to comfort himself with the way his team battled their way through on what was clearly a collective off-day.
"I like the way we earned a point," said Hoddle. "Last year, we might have come away with nothing from a game like this.
"But this is a bonus point, after the way Luton played. They are the form team of the division, behind Sheffield United and this is a tough place to come.
"We can't always play as we'd like, with flowing football, especially when playing on a small pitch like this. It's probably nine yards narrower than Molineux and six yards shorter, so we knew we wouldn't be able to roll the ball around."
Admittedly, Wolves were not helped by the early loss of Kenny Miller. Perhaps simply too keen to play following his midweek heroics for Scotland, Miller's afternoon lasted less than half-an-hour before his sore hip forced him off. His replacement, Leon Clarke, then had one of those afternoons when nothing went right.
By the time Miller went off, Wolves were 1-0 up, but the overall pattern of the game had already been established.
It was certainly well against the run of play when Cort slid in bravely to tuck home skipper Mark Kennedy's cross after he had linked neatly down the inside-right channel with Darren Anderton.
The home fans moaned about the challenge from full debutant Gabor Gyepes on Luton striker Steve Howard in midfield which won Anderton the ball in the first place while their manager, Mike Newell, was sent to the stand at half-time for continuing his protests by way of an angry punt in the direction of referee Lee Probert.
Mr Probert, who also found time for seven unnecessary bookings, did Newell for "kicking the ball in an aggressive manner". "I was just returning him the ball," said Newell, keeping an impressively straight face.
In truth, Gyepes' challenge looked no more than a case of one sizable player getting the better of another. Hoddle and the noisly travelling Wolves army that filled the Oak Road End were more concerned with the smoothness and speed with which Kennedy entered the Luton box on his wrong foot before picking out Cort's well-timed run.
By contrast, the lumbering Howard had been wasteful with too many headed chances at the other end, and Michael Oakes had gone full length to keep out Ahmet Brkovic's header. When the Wolves goalkeeper was beaten, he was saved by a goalline clearance from an alert Rohan Ricketts to keep out Chris Coyne's header and again when Steve Robinson's far-post header came back off the bar.
For all that, Wolves should have been 2-0 up in first-half injury time when Ricketts set up the best chance of the half, slipping Cort into the box again, only for the five-goal top scorer to screw his leftfoot shot miserably wide.
It was the same story in the second half as the Hatters carried on battering away to no effect. Markus Heikkinen headed wide from less than six yards and the outstanding Joleon Lescott put in the best of a series of great blocks to keep out Robinson's goal-bound shot.
But Carlos Edwards went down the right to pull back to the edge of the box and Nicholls coolly found the bottom corner.
Even then, Marlon Beresford had to pull off a brilliant last-minute save to deny
substitute Seyi Olofinjana. But any more than Wolves' bonus point just would not have been cricket.
Scorers: Cort (25) 0-1; Nicholls (79) 1-1. LUTON TOWN (4-4-2): Beresford; C Edwards, Heikkinen (Perrett, 86), Coyne, S Davis; Brkovic, Nicholls, Robinson, Underwood; Howard, Feeney (Showumni, 68). Subs: Brill (gk), Morgan, Holmes. WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (4-3-3): Oakes; Edwards, Gyepes, Lescott, Naylor; Ricketts, Anderton (Olofinjana, 60), Kennedy; Cort, Miller (Clarke, 28), Seol (Cameron, 87). Subs: Postma (gk), Craddock.
Referee: L Probert (Gloucestershire). Bookings: Luton - C Edwards (foul), Feeney (diving), Nicholls (foul), Davis (foul); Wolves - Kennedy (time wasting), Clarke (foul), Gyepes (foul).
Attendance: 10,248. Wolves man of the match: Joleon Lescott - a colossal performance. ..SUPL: